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“UAE Gave Free S-300 To Haftar”: Turkey’s Struggle To Find Excuses For Its Apparent Failure In Libya

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"UAE Gave Free S-300 To Haftar": Turkey's Struggle To Find Excuses For Its Apparent Failure In Libya

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Turkey, and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and as a result its entire propaganda network are, to put it lightly, dissatisfied with the “permanent ceasefire” reached between the sides in Libya.

On October 23rd, the representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli, and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), fighting on behalf of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives signed a permanent ceasefire agreement.

This means that a political settlement is possible, and it also jeopardizes Turkey’s deal with the GNA to exploit its EEZ in the Mediterranean Sea, so that it could explore and extract resources.

It also jeopardizes Turkey’s potential access to Libyan oil fields, and the two military facilities that it was promised – Misrata and al-Wadiyah.

As such, the propaganda machine has begun moving, and firstly accusing the UAE of still providing weapons to the LNA, from all sorts of countries such as Belarus, China and others.

This was done through Clash Report, a known pro-Turkish propaganda Twitter account.

Also, there is hope that despite the ceasefire, the GNA still plans to undertaken its commitments in the deal, or at least Ankara hopes so.

Turkey is also dissatisfied with French President Emmanuel Macron becoming the “spokesperson” to the “anti-Turkey platform”.

What Turkey achieved in return for the deal that it expects to be very beneficial for it is the following: pushed back LNA forces from Tripoli, and the fight had already been at a standstill at that point.

Failed to capture Sirte, and even didn’t attempt to attack it, since Egypt was likely to step in at that point.

Ankara made some massive claims, deployed approximately 10,000 militants, tens of thousands of pieces of equipment and hardware, and its own military specialists to provide assistance, and it achieved some marginal success.

Now, however, it attempts to paint a story in which the UAE is such a benefactor of the LNA that it actually provides free Russian S-300 missile defense systems to the LNA, and that’s why Turkey hadn’t achieved success, but also that the ceasefire was a mistake.

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Peter Jennings

It’s OK to supply so many arms and logistics needed for those fanatics to then terrorise other nations. Once the dogs are released they do the bidding of their master.

The ceasefire will not last as it’s just a ruse. Exact same agreements have been reached and breached in Syria, so the record for ceasefires isn’t good. Erdogan shouldn’t really complain. After all it wasn’t really Turkish regulars who were getting a good kicking from the LNA.

Macron is guilty of that which most present western leaders are also guilty of….bare-faced hypocrisy. He still thinks Libya is a French colony. Now, because of a previous French admin stabbing Libya’s previous leader in the back plunging the country into chaos, the people of Libya are hardly likely to listen to any Frenchmen.

The French admin should repay their loans to Libya before trying to spout advice to the people there.

khalkha

Where are you saw ” a good kicking from lna” , did you smoked some spliffs?!?! It’s the opposite! LNA was been chased from tripoli and chased down until the east. It was a win of government and turkey.

Peter Jennings

Is this ‘win’ for the Turkish gov’t the reason why the LNA still hold nearly all of Libya?

Ceasefires do not win wars and it seems that Turkish arranged ceasefires do not actually constitute ceasefires. This one has a slim chance because it wasn’t organised by the Turkish admin.

Marshal Hafter is the hero of Libya and its people. He could even eclipse Muammar Gaddafi, who did more for his people than western leaders ever did for theirs. This ceasefire won’t last IMO, then we shall see. By that time the hole that Turkish admin are digging for themselves will be deeper and friendly neighbours will be a thing of the past.

khalkha

Nearly all of libya ? !?! Hhhh Tripoli itself represent 50 % or more because of its importance ,population, infrastructures etc… and hafter has been kicked out, after more than one year of blocus.
Libyans know perfectly hafter was in Usa plotting against Libya ,he’s a traitor and now he executes his role

Johnny B. Allan

This is a redundant article and nitpicking where there is nothing to nitpick. GNA was winning and had the momentum before the EU, US and UN intervened diplomatically they were close to sirte and the only reason the Sirte battle didn’t occur is due to diplomatic intervention because it could have caused a bigger regional conflict. So Turkey had no technologically problems they were winning and streamrolling Haftar and you can’t paint it in any other way. Nobody wants Turkey and Egypt clashing because of the Suez canal it will block alot of the cargo transfers perhaps block upto 80% of the world trade and would be a major catastrophe

RichardD

Are you aware that the Turk drone bases and air defense systems were getting hit? The same thing would have happened to them in Libya that happened in Idlib. They were losing and didn’t want to suffer a similar fate failing to take Sirte, so they wisely didn’t try.

Johnny B. Allan

Hahahaha. You are trying to spin Turkish land grab into defeat. They defended GNA from at the brink collapse and no Hafter couldn’t defend himself anymore which is why Sisi wanted to send his army in? Or did we forget this happened?

Haftar couldn’t survive here the only reason the conflict is frozen is due to international pressure and fear of Turkey and Egypt locking horns

RichardD

It’s costing the Turks more than they’re making and that’s unlikely to change any time soon. Neither side could defend themselves without foreign intervention when the other side had it.

The Turks stopped the fall of Tripoli at the cost of a foreign military intervention that is draining money and resources. If they don’t keep subsidising the GNA the GNA is going to lose. The GNA has most of the population to support and almost none of the oil revenue that makes up most of Libya’s GDP. They’re going to have to agree to the LNA’s terms to strengthen the economy and keep the citizens support. Those terms are unlikely to include recognising the GNA agreements with the Turks. Which at this stage are about worthless. Because the GNA can’t implement them without LNA agreement which they’re unlikely to get.

Erol

GNA has all the revenue!
It controlls the National Bank of Libya!
LNA controlls the flow but cant sell the oil.

Bot will have to make a compromise.
GNA will in the End also keep receiving the bulk of the Money.
It controlls The Capital, the most important cities and the bigger population.
Libya has still 50-60 billion Dollar in cash left in National Bank account. Libya and Qatar are paying the most of Turkish costs.
They dont get Turkish weapons for free….all are paid.

cechas vodobenikov

yet the turk economy now declines into 3rd world status…LOL

RichardD

Can you provide links verifying that your claims are true?

RichardD

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The Objective

If Turkey and the GNA were losing, there’ll be no diplomatic intervention. Remember how Haftar backed out of many pre-arranged talks even when hosted by the Russian bullies who are his main ally.

Erol

Why failure?
What was Turkeys goal?
Saving GNA…Sirte would have been just a Bonus.
Before Turkish intervention GNA was going to loose. Now they are Safe and Turkey
will have Influence, will get billions of Dollars back which Libya is indebted to Turkish firms, it will get Trade and new construction Projects.

I dont call this a failure…

Servet Köseoğlu

According to pro-russian lunatics and star-bucks resistance co. it must be failure at all fronts..xD

Rhodium 10

Assad is the president and control 90% Syria …..LNA control another 90% of Libya and its natural resources and export ports….NK control 80% of the territory included capital and supply routes…..Turkey have lost at least 60 TB2 and Anka drones….but one thing is truth (if I read Turkish media) Tukey dont fail in any place!!

Servet Köseoğlu

Do you seriosly think that ı take you serious after 72 virgin etc?Do you really think that ı read lunatics accounts here? First and last time ı am writing to you: Lets say ı have eco-system here which ı am reading comments of 8-10 people(lone ranger,vox populi,free-man,occupy bacon,sauron etc)+ my Turkish brothers..ı can block hundreds of accounts in 5 minutes, ı dont care.. For disrespectful people No Pasaran!!!!

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

” Do you think that ı take you serious after 72 virgin ”

Only 72 ??? They are few … can you imagine 72 women talking above your head ?? Now to be serious, why 72 women and no other number ??

Servet Köseoğlu

ı dont know bro..ı dont have any idea about religion…:)))

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

I do not deal with religions either … that is why I asked for the number 72 what it symbolizes.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

What I do know is that the soul weighs 72 grams … and very, very long before the total destruction of the world, there were 72 different races of people on earth.

RichardD

That’s assuming that the Turks cover the costs to maintain the occupation. Right now it looks like it’s costing them more than they’re getting in return. As far as saving the GNA, they’re probably in the same position as the Turks with most of the oil out of their control. And if they want that money they’re going to have to agree to the terms of those who have it.

Peter Jennings

And the Lira continues to fall and lose its value. Erdogan needs the oil revenue to hold it up.

RichardD

It doesn’t look like he’s going to get any.

Erol

Qatar and Libya pay for most….
This goes both way, LNA has the oil but cant sell it.
They will make both a compromise, in the end GNA will have sooner or later again more inflow of Billions of Dollars.
The selling of oil has already again started….

cechas vodobenikov

outflow turk lira–no inflow
LNA sells oil to Italy, etc

RichardD

Do you have links proving this?

cechas vodobenikov

won’t even obtain 1 turk lira—self deceptions as usual

HitlerWasRight

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white.male

turkish bots – new narration : Sirte in Libya ? just bonus , Saraqib and m5 in Syria ? just bonus . Collapsing economy ? just bonus .Welcome in clown world

khalkha

That’s the true reality , the pro imperialist western hafter continues to receive weapons while he pretends to negotiate. That’s what he did and does and will do until he will be wiped out from the face of the earth

swedish_viking

UAV has no S-300.
In Artsach (Nagorno-Karabakh) Azerbajdzjan claims to have destroyed 6 S-300 in areas where there are no S-300 and in Libya Turkish propaganda “clash report” claims S-300 from Belarus and this article implies that the S-300 stopped Turkeys progress in Libya.
It’s always fun to look at war propaganda.

The Objective

Turkey’s real aim of preventing the overthrow of the GNA has been successful so far. And the TB2 drones destroyed much of Russia’s AA equipment in Libya. All the excuse about poorly-trained crew or non-activation are only aimed at covering for the System’s vulnerabilities. TB2 kicked some ass in Libya, otherwise Haftar wouldn’t agree to a cease-fire.
What we should all hope for is a political resolution and peaceful election following this ceasefire. Whoever wins should be allowed to rule Libya peacefully. If the Islamists win, which they are likely to, then no more Western and Russian intervention. If the Hypocrites win, then they also rule in peace. Period.

cechas vodobenikov

tiresome “objective” lies–turkey afraid to fly aircraft in Syrian airspace…all turk drones destroyed sent to Russian bases in Syria…GNA now irrelevant; vaunt majority of oil in LNA controlled territory

The Objective

Turkey isn’t flying planes in Syria cos Turkish forces have not been attacked since the last time. I guess Assad learnt his lesson back then.

Many Russian AA systems were destroyed in both Syria and Libya. Keep denying if you want, but those who know – know. I bet you, there’ll be a reduction in demand of Russian AA systems because of the humiliation it suffered relatively cheap drones. On the other hand, demand for Turkey’s drones will soar.

Countries are watching the performance of these omnipotent Russian systems. And no amount of propaganda will obfuscate the reality staring everyone in the face.

It doesn’t matter who buys the oil, but money flows through the GNA and they’ll have their cut. Elections is what’ll decide the winner in Libya.

cechas vodobenikov

http://www.sott.net/article/443445
As the US empire crumbles–4th worst poverty rate on earth, a declining economy 1/6 smaller than China, their colonies “partners” will die or gravitate towards closer relations, with civilized nations…Turkey’s economy is in rapid decline, impoverished by imperialism n Libya, Syria, Azerbaijan, Sudan, Cyprus, etc–also afflicted with increasing extreme poverty and decline in tourism from Russia, a previously 5$ billion per year industry

Thraxite

Indirectly, Turkey is stating unambiguously that the S-300 is a truly effective AA/AD system. By claiming that these weapon systems alone are the reason the Turkish AF was unable to achieve air superiority of Libya. Very Ineterresting.

Thraxite

Indirectly, Turkey is stating unambiguously that the S-300 is a truly effective AA/AD system. By claiming that these weapon systems alone are the reason the Turkish AF was unable to achieve air superiority over Libya. Very Interesting.

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